I don’t wear a size small anymore in all my clothes. That’s not my goal, and I don’t think it should be anybody’s goal. Life is so much more than that, and often that’s not even healthy in any way for you or me. Well I wear size small and medium and large, and if I needed too I’d buy any other size. I used to think that ‘healthy’ meant size small, but now I’m realizing that healthy is physical, spiritual, emotional, mental.
Healthy looks like:
Good Conversations with Family
Crying When You Need To Cry
Rejoicing Over the Biggest and Littlest Things
Praying with Your Loved Ones
So that ‘size small’ is not my health goal anymore. My health goal looks more like:
Ask for Prayer More
Rejoice in that I am MORE than Conqueror through Jesus Christ who has loved me
Do you get where I’m going with this? Healthy is a BIG word, and it’s not the size of my waist. It’s not the size of your waist or the miles you run.
Healthy is that PEACE that passes all understanding. (Philippians 4)
Healthy is that laughter that is GOOD medicine for the soul.
Healthy is NOT obsessing over that second piece of pizza or 4th or 5th or __. 🙂
There is freedom in walking out of that lifestyle of being obsessed over numbers.
I have ALL sorts of clothes now, and they all symbolize freedom to me. They all symbolize how far God has brought me from those years of bondage, and I don’t want to focus on that past.
I’m focusing on the future. I’m focusing on what’s coming for this blog and the podcast. We’ll still talk about recovery and such, but I’m not going to focus on all the things that are still ‘wrong with me’ as much as the great work that Jesus has done through my recovery.
That size small isn’t my goal anymore. But JOY, HOPE, LAUGHTER, FAITH, LOVE; those are all my heart more and more now than ever.
So let’s RUN towards real recovery, not letting ourselves believe that we will always be stuck, because I’m learning that with God THIS is not impossible. 🙂 Do you like I used all caps in so many of the words to emphasize how excited I am about moving on and growing in recovery? I want to let you know that in Christ Jesus the same is so so possible for you.
What’s your goal? Is it still that size small?
How are you seeing healthy in a new way?